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    GrandMaster Steve? Who qualifies as an authentic Grandmaster?

    A lot of good Martial Artist came out of the Y. Great example Jim Harrison (Ronin). He started Judo in the YMCA and became a brown belt until his instructor went elsewhere. He taught the class as a brown belt until a man walked in and asked if he taught Karate. Mr. Harrison at the time didn't...
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    JU-Jitsu vs. Boxing and Wrestling

    Let's pause the second and remember my little Savage was ranked what 9th or 10th in the world on his way down. And there never was a beast nor ever will be like judo Gene. And when you're talking self-defense I don't think you can pick a technique. You might be better off picking the man. In a...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I wish I would have gotten into the Brazilian jiu jitsu but it wasn't around. But I did take kodokan goshin jutsu, where we practiced strikes and ground grappling. We were taught and practiced hair pulling, but not to a full fight scenario. But where the head goes the body will follow. This was...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I'd like to first point you to David Letterman, on YouTube. Look up Mouse Strauss. Hahahahaha, before computers who were you watching fight? Dojo wars were very common. Jon Balet, Roger Carpenter no holds bar, century 2 Wichita Ks. This was caused by Jon spear handing Roger in the eye after a...
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    I'm so sick of watching stupid kicks MMA

    I watch MMA to see it evolve. Most of the time I see the expensive mats, all the great gear that I never had. And a bunch of crap on the walls. Today I watched a YouTube video telling me, me that sidekicks don't work! I'm almost 65 and never competed in MMA. But in my Dojo we spared full...
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    I'm so sick of watching stupid kicks MMA

    I watch MMA to see it evolve. Most of the time I see the expensive mats, all the great gear that I never had. And a bunch of crap on the walls. Today I watched a YouTube video telling me, me that sidekicks don't work! I'm almost 65 and never competed in MMA. But in my Dojo we spared full...
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    Sidekick/hook kick/punch combo setup

    Yes, because the opponent is either too far away or will back up. The skipping method that you're talking about closes the gap and actually let you chamber the kick to make it even harder. Another way of doing this and this is something you can practice. Toss the rear leg up, and I jumping...
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    Teaching MMA

    First I'd like to say no, I'm not a MMA instructor. And I didn't know where to post this. But this looks like a good place! I've been in Martial Arts for over 50 years. When I watch some fights, it's awful. I just watched a video of how sidekicks don't work. Now this guy has a great set on...
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    (Striking) Why do some have timing and others don't?

    There is no every time! Who threw the first punch? Who has been punched before? Who can keep it together with nothing and everything is at risk? Practice to the point there is no thought. Spar to the point you know you can recover. And learn to walk away when there's nothing to win except ego.
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    (Striking) Why do some have timing and others don't?

    It's hard to understand your question? Are you talking MMA? Are you talking sparring? Because you should have no timing! Timing is something that repeats itself. You're unpredictability should be first. If you're referring to timing as someone throwing a right hand, and you're coming over the...
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    Is it not a good idea to use boxing in a street fight situation do to the risk of breaking bones in

    Well I'd have to disagree. Pat Halsey was number eight in the world in the welterweight division boxing. Due to his size there was many times that someone in a bar would pick a fight with him. They were always bigger and thought this would be easy pickings. I never saw Pat lose a bar fight! It...
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    Does punching vertically really decrease the chances of breaking your hands? How do you do so when you hit that way?

    I think this is an interesting topic. I trained in the 70s and up till yesterday, day off for me. So my history goes back quite aways. If you practice like a boxer which I also done you'll be using a glove and probably hitting a bag. Your hands will be wrapped and the chance of rolling your fist...
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    Is getting hit to the head over and over can be dangerous?

    Read my thread ( we need to talk) it will answer your question.
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    I think it's time to talk

    My instructors all came from the blood and guts era. We we're always sparing force on force. Medium contact to the head, with the best gear available back 40+ years ago. I trained so many and learned from all. One of my best friends was a boxer, ranked 8th in the world. His brothers and everyone...
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